Definitions for enlargeɛnˈlɑrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•largeɛnˈlɑrdʒ(v.)-larged, -larg•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make larger; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; add to:

    to enlarge a house.

  2. to increase the capacity or scope of; expand.

  3. to make (a photographic print) larger than the negative by projecting the negative's image through a lens onto sensitized paper.

    Category: Photography

  4. (v.i.)to grow larger; increase; expand.

  5. to speak or write at length; expatiate:

    to enlarge upon a point.

Origin of enlarge:

1350–1400; ME < OF enlargir, enlarger. See en -1, large


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlarge(verb)

    make larger

    "She enlarged the flower beds"

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    "blow up an image"

  3. enlarge(verb)

    become larger or bigger

  4. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. enlarge(verb)ɛnˈlɑrdʒ

    to make bigger

    I enlarged two of the pictures.


  1. enlarge(Verb)

    To make larger.

  2. enlarge(Verb)

    To speak at length upon or on (some subject)

  3. enlarge(Verb)

    To release; to set at large.

  4. enlarge(Verb)

    To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enlarge(verb)

    to make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house

  2. Enlarge(verb)

    to increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind

  3. Enlarge(verb)

    to set at large or set free

  4. Enlarge(verb)

    to grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction

  5. Enlarge(verb)

    to speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate

  6. Enlarge(verb)

    to get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind

Anagrams of enlarge

  1. general

  2. gleaner

Translations for enlarge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make larger

He enlarged the garden.

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